IlluviaSols

Clay eluviation/illuviation processes in soils

 

E. Fernández*, C. Dorronsoro-Fdez*, J. Aguilar*, B. Dorronsoro**, G. Stoops***, C. Dorronsoro Díaz****

* Dpto. Edafologia y Química Agricola, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada, 18002 Granada, Spain.
** Dpto. Lenguas  y Ciencias de la Computacion, E.T.S.I. Informatica, Universidad de Malaga, 29071  Malaga, Spain.
*** International Training Centre for Post-Graduate Soil Scientists, University of Gent, Krijgslaan 281, B-9000 Gent, Belgium.
**** Instituto de Optica "Daza Valdes", Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, 28006 Madrid, Spain.

 

This program illustrates the features resulting from clay eluviation/illuviation processes, which consist of the mobilization, transportation and accumulation of clay in the B horizon, proceed of upper horizons.

As a result of this process, clay accumulations occur and we shall go on to consider the following aspects of these.

Formation: genesis, stages, factors

Properties of the acumulations of illuvial clay

Micromorphological classification

Types of clay illuviation

Pedoturbation

Recognition: techniques, confusions

Micromorphology of argillic horizons

Test

References

 

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